From Leonardo to Tintoretto: Sixteenth-century North-Italian Drawings from Budapest

19 Oct 2001 - 13 Jan 2002

The sole venue for this prestigious exhibition, the National Gallery of Canada is pleased to present Leonardo to Tintoretto: Sixteenth-Century North Italian Drawings from Budapest. This exhibition brings together masterpieces by the greatest artists of the period, including Leonardo, Correggio, Tintoretto, Veronese, Parmigianino and Palladio, and many lesser known but accomplished names.This exhibition will be on view at the National Gallery from 19 October 2001 to 13 January 2002. Leonardo to Tintoretto: Sixteenth-Century North Italian Drawings from Budapest comprises fifty drawings of the Renaissance school of northern Italy from The Szépmuvészeti Múzeum (Museum of Fine Arts) in Budapest. Some of the works were made by artists native to North Italy while others were complited by artists working in this vast region from Venice in the northeast to Milan and Genoa in the west and Parma in the south. Although this region is better known for its colourful paintings, the drawings explore - in exciting and diverse ways - the qualities of materiality, atmosphere, and movement that can also be seen in the pictures.